Theatreworks USA presents a free family musical based on the popular picture book of the same name. More…
When the cat catcher nabs Pete rocking out after bedtime, he is sent to live with the Biddle family to learn some manners. The whole family is immediately taken with Pete, except for young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on Earth. As the end of school approaches, Jimmy has trouble completing his art assignment. Pete turns out to be the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete as they both learn a little something new about inspiration and friendship. Recommended for children ages 5 to 9. Free tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. There's a four-ticket limit per adult.
"An energetic and completely delightful production...Packed with nine toe-tapping, high-octane numbers in its succinct 50-minutes, 'Pete’s' music jams with an early rock-and-roll feel. Book and lyrics are giddy fun, clear enough for the tots to follow and clever enough to not bore or annoy the parents...The cast portrays the dozen or so parts with vivaciousness and warmth...A fantastic, super-high-energy, thoughtfully crafted and produced production." Full Review
"A high-energy, irrepressibly cheerful whirl, more charming than it is hilarious. Directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, the show is so thoroughly wholesome that I waited in vain for a litter-box joke. But Sarah Hammond, who wrote the book and lyrics, does have fun...The show also gets plenty of punch from Will Aronson’s pop-rock score...It’s delivered by a thoroughly committed cast." Full Review
“‘Pete the Cat’ purrs right along. Just ask the hyped-up kid-filled audience…Aronson’s breezy, upbeat score and Hammond’s lively book and lyrics capture Pete's charms. This delightful show boasts a '60s’ can-do vibe that endears Pete to the audience...Porter and Carter are spot-on...As Pete, Sherman brings a boatload of enthusiasm and his own brand of kooky warmth. All legs and tail, his wide grin and boundless energy is the engine that drives this well-crafted effort.” Full Review
"The 45-minute musical, recommended for ages 5-8, is nonstop action, with lively singing and dancing throughout, and plenty of funny jokes and scenes guaranteed to make kids laugh...The one plot point that irked me was the little sister's infatuation with Pete...All the characters are played by adults, and if your kids are fans of the book and expect to see Pete looking like himself, they may be disappointed at first." Full Review
See it if like me, you don't expect anything from a kid show like that. It really was my position. But it was interesting for me, and funny for my kid
Don't see it if You don't know a little bit Pete the cat universe. It's perfect for small kids. Adults don't have to expect Hamlet, and it will be fine..
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